Definition of rock climbing in English:

rock climbing

Line breaks: rock climb|ing

noun

[mass noun]
  • The sport or pastime of climbing rock faces, especially with the aid of ropes and special equipment: he took up rock climbing [as modifier]: a rock-climbing expedition
    More example sentences
    • Nestled at the foot of two mountain ranges, newcomers to Salt Lake bask in outdoor pleasures such as hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
    • Her love of the sport is undiminished, and she describes rock climbing as a ‘moving meditation’ in nature.
    • Rock-climbing trips with her security staffers are more than a team-building exercise: They are symbols of the way she approaches her life and career

Derivatives

rock-climb

verb
More example sentences
  • When seen head-on from Starav, these boilerplate slabs hang from the mountain like a grey curtain, and they contain some of the most surreal rock-climbs in the country.
  • The fact that this is billed as ‘Europe's most demanding walking trail’ may have been a clue to its level of difficulty but it is becoming increasingly obvious that it is actually more of a rock-climb.
  • My two climbing partners and I were 2,000 feet off the ground, three days into a five-day ascent of the Salathé Wall, widely considered the finest pure rock-climb on earth.

rock climber

noun
More example sentences
  • A fanatical cyclist, rock climber, and amateur jazz trumpeter, he was parking cars for a living when he decided to make an energy bar more palatable than those on the market.
  • The site has become popular among rock climbers, but the Lakota believe that climbing and pounding hardware into Mato Tipila is sacrilegious.
  • Radiographs of the fingertips of rock climbers, for example, show unusual bony spurs and thickened phalanges.

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